Holger Zschaepitz

Holger Zschaepitz


Holger Zschäpitz is senior editor of the financial desk and market maniac at @Welt and Author of 'Schulden ohne Sühne?' a book on states' addictiveness to debt.

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Good Morning from Davos. On day3 of #WEF20  German Chancellor Merkel will speak in Davos for 13th time & as G7's longest-serving leader. She has little time left to change econ fortune of the country before her era as chancellor draws to a close. #Germany  has fallen behind France.

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#Germany's Merkel says fight against climate change matter of SURVIVAL at #WEF20 .

Looks as if Trumps's tariffs threats work: #France 's FinMin Le Maire still hopeful of digital tax deal after France withdrawed its plans for a digital services tax. #WEF20 

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#ECB leaves rates unch as expected. Review details to be announced at 2.30pm CET.

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Merkel says the world has become a better place in the past 50yrs.

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#ECB has launched its review of its Mon policy strategy. Review is twofold: Quantitative formulation of price stability, Will also take into account how other considerations, such as fin stability, employment & environmental sustainability, can be relevant

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German Chancellor Merkel holds phone call with Spanish PM Rajoy as Catalan govt says 465 people injured by police forces.

Ouch! Italians are poorer today than before the introduction of the euro. It is the only major economy in the euro zone where per capita personal disposable income is below the 1998 level. (Chart via @Lombard_Street )

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Ouch! Yield curves invert in US, the UK as 'Doom and Gloom' spreads. 2s/10s inversion typically signals that a recession is on the horizon.

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Just to put things into perspective: The average US worker must now work 126 hours to buy 1 share of S&P 500. That's a fresh record. In the 1980s, it took less than 20 hours. (Idea via @HirudoStreet )

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The US now requiring Visa applicants to list Social-Media names. An estimated 14 million travellers and 710,000 immigrants to the US each year will be affected by the changes

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#Brazil President Bolsonaro disappoints w/speech at #WEF19  the Davos crowd & fin mkts. Brazil Real drops 0.5% as he just touts reform "credibility" in a speech that has no substance & credibility. Investors had been looking for concrete measures on pensions, sale of state assets.

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In case you missed it: #Fed  Balance Sheet jumped above $4tn this week as Fed has restart QE (which must not be named).

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